William G. King

22 April 1844–27 October 1902 (Age 58)
Fentress, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William G.

When William G. King was born on 22 April 1844, in Fentress, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Mark King III, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Beaty, was 21. He married Pernina Jane Hinds in 1868, in Fentress, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pickett, Tennessee, United States in 1900. He died on 27 October 1902, in Fentress, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Wood Cemetery, Fentress, Tennessee, United States.

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William G. King
Pernina Jane Hinds
Marriage: 1868
James T King
Andrew Jackson King
Nina Jane King
David K King
John Simmy King
Nancy Emaline King

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Fentress, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 2

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 18

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English king, Old English cyning ‘king’ (originally merely a tribal leader, from Old English cyn(n) ‘tribe’, ‘race’ + the Germanic suffix -ing). The word was already used as a byname before the Norman Conquest, and the nickname was common in the Middle Ages, being used to refer to someone who conducted himself in a kingly manner, or one who had played the part of a king in a pageant, or one who had won the title in a tournament. In other cases it may actually have referred to someone who served in the king's household. The American surname has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König ( see Koenig ), Swiss German Küng, French Leroy . It is also found as an Ashkenazic Jewish surname, of ornamental origin.2 Chinese 金: variant of Jin 1.3 Chinese 景, 荆, 井, 金: see Jing .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William King, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William G King in household of James King, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William G King, "United States Census, 1900"

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